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Sewer dump on hold

MONTREAL—The federal government is “irresponsible and negligent” to have ordered a halt to the City of Montreal’s plans to begin construction work that would see eight billion litres of raw sewage dumped into the St. Lawrence River, Mayor Denis Coderre said yesterday.

Coderre said Ottawa’s decision “makes no sense” and puts the city’s water-treatment infrastructure in jeopardy.

Missing bell costly

EDMONTON—What started as a stop for not having a bell on a bike turned into almost 20 charges for an Edmonton man.

Police stopped the 25-year-old for riding on the sidewalk and not having the bell.

Police said he gave them a false name, so he was arrested for obstruction of justice.

While officers were trying to arrest the man, a knife fell out of his pants.

Suspect dead, 10 injured in hammer attack at aboriginal government office in Canada

LILLOOET, B.C. — Police say a man has walked into an aboriginal government office in British Columbia and attacked the people there, leaving 10 injured, some critically.

Police say the suspect was restrained when they arrived and died some time after the Wednesday attack.

Trio charged in killings

SAN FRANCISCO—A California prosecutor said yesterday he has filed murder charges that could lead to the death penalty for three young transients accused of gunning down a backpacker from Quebec and a yoga instructor walking his dog.

The three arrived in California yesterday evening and were taken to Marin County jail, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said.